Gems of Gratitude, Reflections

Today’s Gem of Gratitude #52

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Today I am thankful for smartphones. I must admit that I laughed a little when I decided to write about this. The reason why I laughed was because when cell phones first arrived I really thought that they were no big deal. I was not really interested in having the latest and greatest cell phone, and to tell you the truth I hardly used the one that I had. Granted the main reason why I had a cell phone in the first place was for emergencies and the like, but that is neither here nor there.

Around about the same time that I obtained my first cell phone the internet and the new phenomenon known as “e-mail” had really begun to take off, and I was not interested in utilizing either of those systems/networks. After a while, though, I decided to give them a try and like most of us I got hooked. Now, it would seem that not a day goes by without me utilizing the internet, e-mail, and many other systems/networks. And like it or not, these various systems/networks have integrated themselves into our lives. And with the invention of smartphones capable of utilizing applications that integration has become even more seamless.

I am not sure about you, but I appreciate the fact that my smartphone makes it possible for me to access a lot of the systems/networks that I need or want to access on a mobile basis, wherever I am and generally with ease. Of course, there are pros and cons associated with smartphones, but those are not the focus of this entry, so I do not plan to delve into those topics. What I will say, though, is that for me the pros outweigh the cons, and thankfully my smartphone has been more of a help than a hinderance. And let’s face it, they sure do come in handy. #lovebythedrop

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